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WATERGATE REORGANIZATION AND

REFORM ACT OF 1975

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 495
TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN FEDERAL AGENCIES, EFFECT
CERTAIN REORGANIZATIONS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERN-
MENT, AND TO IMPLEMENT CERTAIN REFORMS IN THE
OPERATION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RECOM-
MENDED BY THE SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON PRES-
IDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES, AND FOR OTHER

PURPOSES

S. 2036

TO PROMOTE ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE EXECUTIVE
BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT, TO REQUIRE THE DIS-
CLOSURE OF THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF PUBLIC OFFI-
CIALS, TO ESTABLISH AN OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL TO

THE CONGRESS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

DECEMBER 3, 4, AND 8, 1975 AND MARCH 11, 1976

PART 2

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CONTENTS

OPENING STATEMENT

Page

Hon. Abraham Ribicoff, a U.S. Senator from the State of Connecticut -- 1

WITNESSES

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1975

Michael M. Uhlmann, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legislative

Affairs, Department of Justice -

Lloyd N.'Cutler, attorney, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington, D.C..

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1975

Hon. Clifford P. Case, a U.S. Senator from the State of New Jersey -----

Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier, a Representative in Congress from the

State of Wisconsin ----

David Cohen, president of Common Cause; accompanied by Mike Cole,

legislative director, and Ann McBride.---

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1975

Hon. James Abourezk, a U.S. Senator from the State of South Dakota---

James Hamilton, attorney, Ginsburg, Feldmen & Bress, Washington, D.C. 124

Norman Dorsen, professor, New York University School of Law.---- 136

THURSDAY, March 11, 1976

William B. Spann, Jr., president-elect nominee of the American Bar

Association and the chairman of the American Bar Association Special

Committee to Study Federal Law Enforcement Agencies ------

158

Herbert Miller, of Georgetown University Law Center, reporter/consultant

for the ABA Special Committee-----

158

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF WITNESSES

Abourezk, Hon. James :

Testimony------

119

Letter from Irving Jaffe, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil

Division, to Raymond L. Gooch, staff counsel, Joint Committee

on Congressional Operations, re immunity of Members of Congress,

with enclosures, March 14, 1973.------

460

Representation of Congress by congressional and private legal counsel

in the courts, from the Congressional Research Service ----

481

Letter from Fred M. Vinson, Jr., attorney, Reasoner, Davis & Vinson,

Washington, D.C. re immunity afforded Congressmen and their

aides, with enclosures, August 6, 1975.------

512

Excerpts from the Congressional Record, Senate, March 23, 1972.-- 520

Excerpts from the Congressional Record, House, March 9, 1967----- 545

Text of S. 2731: A bill to establish an Office of Congressional Legal

Counsel to revitalize the constitutional separation of powers by

enabling the legislative branch of the Government to represent its

interest in litigation before the judicial branch of the Government. 228

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